Thu.Aug 08, 2019

Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Lots of social media news out this week and here’s a summary of the top five stories you need to know. Pinterest improves organic reach for retailers.

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Short and Simple Ways of Making Your Instagram Account Boost SEO

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Kristen Smith. Instagram has really transformed the world of social media with its visual orientation which has enabled a new generation of users equipped with smartphones to click photos, edit them and upload them to their accounts anywhere and everywhere.

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Facebook Adds New Slideshow Option to Facebook Stories to Boost Usage

Social Media Today

Facebook has added yet another option to Facebook Stories as it seeks to inspire more Stories usage

Social Media Automation: How to Do It Well and What to Avoid

agora pulse

As a social media manager, you’re constantly juggling everything social, from publishing posts and engaging with followers to monitoring metrics and creating reports.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Twitter Outlines Personalization Features Built Into Refresh

Social Media Today

Twitter has detailed the various new personalization features of its desktop version, including color options and text re-sizing

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#SMTLive Recap: Can Small Business Social Media Difficulties Help Future Goal-Setting?

Social Media Today

In our most recent #SMTLive Twitter chat, we talked small business social, and the biggest strategic challenges for SMBs

What is Dark Social and How Is It Affecting Your Brand?

Convince & Convert

The term “dark social” is kicked around every so often by marketers. But what is dark social, how does it affect your brand, and how you can measure it? Messaging apps continue to be on the rise with no end in sight, and they come with a bunch of new opportunities for marketers.

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Twitter Shares Insights into KFC's Social Media Strategy via #BrandsTalkTwitter

Social Media Today

Twitter UK has released the second interview in its #BrandsTalkTwitter marketing insights series, this time looking at KFC

Research Shows How Much Value Consumers Assign To Various Apps

The Realtime Report

Research Shows How Much Value Consumers Assign To Various Apps. Have you ever considered the value you place on your favorite free apps? Many services remain free thanks to advertising. But what if things changed? Suppose Google and consumers had to agree on a price for Google Maps?

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Ignite Is Now Pinterest Certified – Here’s How We Did It

Ignite Social Media

Pinterest recently rolled out Pinterest Education, a certification program that teaches agencies, consultants, and marketers how to better advertise on the platform.

3 Reasons Why Audience Intelligence Should be a Priority in 2020


This is a guest blog written by Michael Brito, EVP of Digital & Analytics at Zeno Group. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Audience Intelligence

The Top 10 Things Every Executive Should Do on Social Media

Forbes Social Media

Step 1: Google yourself. This may sound like a no-brainer but many C-suite executives have inactive LinkedIn profiles and other dormant social media accounts on their page one search results

Brand Strategy in a Nutshell – 5 Reasons to Invest in Branding Your Business

Pam Moore

Your brand is the foundation and one of the most important aspects of your business. Bottom line, you have one chance to make a first, second and third brand impression.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

If Likes No Longer Matter on Social Media, Then What Does?

Buffer Social

You’ve probably heard the news: Instagram is in the process of removing like counts from posts in the Instagram feed. At first blush, this might appear to be a massive change. They’re removing one of the most recognizable elements of social proof that’s ever existed.

How to Get on the Instagram Explore Page

Sprout Social

If you’ve recently joined the visual-first hordes of Instagram to generate awareness and recognition for your brand, then there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself hoping for a spot on the Explore Page.

Instagram Stories: How to Use It Like a Pro and Build Your Audience


Brands are on board with Instagram Stories. Half of businesses on the platform have created at least one Story in the last month, and nearly all U.S. marketers who are currently using IG Stories ads plan to continue doing so.

Virtual Freelancers And The Future Of Human Employment

Forbes Social Media

As freelancing is expected to be half the workforce in several European nations, how has new tech and online hiring platforms changed the face of employment today. This article investigates the burgeoning fields of virtual employment from cultural, legal and practical perspectives

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

What Factors Cause Bad Buzz and Crises on Social Networks?


65% of companies who have experienced a reputation crisis say that social media made their crisis more difficult to manage; however, 55% feel social media aided their recovery. How has social media impacted the spread of bad buzz or crises?

6 Common Email Marketing Mistakes That Can Result in Your Emails Being Marked as Spam [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Some simple mistakes can cost you a lot when it comes to email marketing. Check out this list

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As Asia Braces For Typhoons Lekima And Krosa - Where Are The Atlantic Hurricanes?

Forbes Social Media

Asia is bracing for Typhoons Lekima and Krosa but Atlantic hurricane activity is quiet. Is that unusual

The 15 Biggest Data Breaches of the Last 15 Years [Infographic]

Social Media Today

With data breaches becoming a rising concern for personal users and brands, here's a look at some of the biggest incidents in recent times

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

How to Make Money on YouTube: 6 Effective Strategies


Facebook And Election Influence: Will History Repeat Itself?

Forbes Social Media

America's 2016 presidential election was the target of voter manipulation via social media, particularly on Facebook. George Riedel thinks history is about to repeat itself

3 Reasons to Integrate Social Networks into your Market Intelligence Strategy


Digital marketing and communication departments actively monitor and analyze their online reputation and impact of their actions on social media. Market intelligence teams, on the other hand, do not.

How to Bring True Diversity to Your Marketing by Eliminating Tokenism


I sat down with my daughter Reiko for a short video discussion about diversity in marketing.

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Was Britain right in granting its youngest terrorist anonymity for life?

Forbes Social Media

The necessary and proportionate decision made by judges in the case of RXG, Britain's youngest terrorist, was to reduce the risk of him obtaining celebrity status among extremists and terrorists by revealing his identity. Such a decision allows for fair rehabilitation, but not without constraints